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Latest NYPD data shows subway thefts rose 50% in September

By 10/19/2021 1:01 PMNo Comments

The latest crime data from NYPD state that the theft cases in the subway soared by 50% in September.

The NYPD said subway thefts went from 64 in August to 96 in September.

While the theft cases have risen, overall crimes on New York City’s subways are at a 25-year low.

One of the subway crimes recorded in September was the arrest of a 27-year-old man for carrying a firearm and more than 300 rounds of ammunition at a Lower Manhattan subway station in the early morning of September 30.

The NYPD identified the suspect as 27-year-old Karon Agurs of Manhattan’s Bowery neighborhood who was arrested around 2:45 a.m. on the platform of the Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall/Chambers Street subway station with a fanny pack around
his shoulder.

Taken from the suspect were a loaded gun, 12 magazines, and over 300 rounds of ammunition.

Criminal charges of possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a weapon were already filed against the detained suspect.

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